Russian courses provide students with an in-depth study of the country’s intriguing political system, influential art and rich history, starting with a study of the language spoken by approximately 300 million people worldwide.

Russian is one of the five official languages of the U.N., the most common native language in Europe, and a quarter of the world’s scientific literature is published in Russian. It is designated as a critical needs language by the United States Department of Defense, and business opportunities in Russia have continued to increase with the expansion of the global economy.

Russian courses are connected with multiple departments and major programs, including the Department of Modern Languages and International Studies. W&J offers several Russian language courses, as well as courses in Russian history and literature, and the opportunity for an independent study. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


Susan Vdovichenko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Russian